Monday, March 2, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
John N. Aucott, M.D.
His clinical expertise and dedicated efforts toward unraveling the natural history of Lyme disease are worthy of the Hope Award’s prestigious recognition.
Posted by Bob at 12:01 PM
This is a letter to the Executive Director of Psychosomatics Journal by Lyme disease patient advocate and activist Carl Tuttle, from
Hudson, NH. There are some very important points he makes here, such as how very quickly a tick can infect a human, how many patients do not see a skin rash after a tick bite, and whether infection persists after antibiotic therapy. At the end of this post you'll find 19 external links to articles, studies, case reports and letters to editors, as well as a list of legislators working on Lyme bills to help patients reclaim their health and Lyme-Literate doctors to protect their private practices and continue to serve the Lyme community
Psychosomatics. 2014 Sep-Oct; 55(5):421-9. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2014.02.006. Epub 2014 Apr 19.
Posted by Bob at 11:22 AM
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato Spirochetes in Wild Birds in Northwestern California: Associations with Ecological Factors, Bird Behavior and Tick Infestation.
Article from MSN News
Tick-borne Lyme disease might tread warily in forests and high grass. But research suggests the bacteria responsible for Lyme lives in more-developed conditions, too, such as the meticulously manicured landscape of the suburbs.
Posted by Bob at 8:25 PM
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Please share this with others who it may help!
TOUCHED BY LYME: New support group for parents of kids with Lyme - See more at: http://lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/lyme-parents-groups.html#sthash.ax0Flklj.dpuf
- See more at link above.
Posted by Bob at 9:24 PM
There were five reported cases of human-to-human transmission in China between 2012 and 2013. In 2013, when the virus was first uncovered here, 36 people were infected and 17 of them died. The 2014 tally is not yet available.
[Fortunately we do not have these ticks in the USA at this time. ~ Bob C.]
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Microbial communities and symbionts in the hard tick Haemaphysalis longicornis (Acari: Ixodidae) from north China
Posted by Bob at 9:15 PM
Here is a webpage and a television news story about the need for more than antibiotics in treating Lyme disease. It's essentially about biofilms and multiple co-infections that are nonbacterial, such as fungus, mold and viruses. The brief video interviews and the news story covering 300,000 newly-infected patients every year are encouraging, partly because the topic of persistence after antibiotic therapy is treated respectfully by the reporter. -Bob
Posted by Bob at 9:03 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2015
This looks like a pretty interesting conference call. It is going to be available to anyone, apparently. It looks as though Stanford is hosting it. It will be about the current state of research on chronic fatigue syndrome. Dr. Jose Montoya will lead it.
As some of you may know, Dr. Montoya contends that a lot of what we call Lyme disease is caused by viruses rather than bacteria. He treats with antiviral drugs rather than antibiotic drugs. A Lyme doctor of mine once said that when comparing notes with Dr. Montoya, their patients' symptoms seemed identical. Is a pretty well-known fact that many people with Lyme disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome have both high bacterial and high viral titers. So it is a little unclear what the causative microbes are and what the opportunistic microbes are.
Both links are provided for me. I'm not sure which one does what. The second one is probably just another portal into the call.
Posted by Bob at 10:02 AM